The bq20z95 SBS-compliant gas gauge and protection IC is a single IC solution designed for battery-pack or in-system installation. The bq20z95 measures and maintains an accurate record of available charge in Li-Ion or Li-Polymer batteries using its integrated high-performance analog peripherals, monitors capacity change, battery impedance, open-circuit voltage, and other critical parameters of the battery pack as well and reports the information to the system host controller over a serial-communication bus. Together with the integrated analog front-end (AFE) short-circuit and overload protection, the bq20z95 maximizes functionality and safety while minimizing external component count, cost, and size in smart battery circuits.
The implemented Impedance Track™ gas gauging technology continuously analyzes the battery impedance, resulting in superior gas-gauging accuracy. This enables remaining capacity to be calculated with discharge rate, temperature, and cell aging all accounted for during each stage of every cycle with high accuracy.